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Video: Does The Harvest Depend On The Moon?
What affects the yield of our plants
Like any gardener or gardener, I want to get the largest possible harvest of fruits and vegetables on my six hundred square meters. In addition to using traditional farming techniques, such as seed processing, soil cultivation, watering, fertilization and others, I also tried to adapt to the lunar astrological calendar.
But since my husband and I are still working at the factories, only Saturday and Sunday are left to work in our summer cottage. Therefore, we could not manage to combine our summer cottage affairs with the lunar calendar. Gradually I began to look into it less and less. To my surprise, I did not notice any negative aspects of growing plants. I wondered: is it so important to grow plants strictly according to the lunar astrological calendar?
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I decided to carry out several experiments myself. In winter, she began to germinate sunflower seeds. Every day, at the same time, she poured a certain amount of seeds onto a plate, poured some water and covered with a napkin. In a day, I calculated how many seeds had sprouted. The experiment was carried out for a month. The result surprised me: I did not see any special deviations in the results, except that on the day of the full moon, a small part of the plants stretched out more than others, and on the new moon the seeds spiked only slightly, that is, less than on other days.
In the spring, at the dacha, I conducted another experiment: I planted part of the kohlrabi cabbage seedlings on the new moon (there was a lunar eclipse on that day), and planted the other part of the seedlings two days later. When harvesting, I also did not find any special differences.
I have no doubt that the Moon has a great influence on all objects - living and inanimate - on Earth, but I think that astrologers greatly exaggerate the significance of the lunar calendar, especially when they indicate forbidden days. Until now, there is no reliable and convincing data on the influence of the moon and the constellations of the zodiac on plants.
The moon is the celestial body closest to our planet. It is smaller in size than Earth, but its gravity is enormous. The moon can attract not only water masses, causing the ebb and flow, its gravitational force the moon can deform even the hard shell of the earth, pulling it out. Therefore, our Earth seems to "breathe" all the time with its different parts - following the attraction of the moon moving around it. Consequently, the tidal effect of the Moon's gravitational field is also experienced by all liquid environments of the earth, including humans, animals, plants, and soil. This is a scientific fact.
The essence of the influence of the Moon on everything earthly lies in the fact that at a certain phase of the heavenly body there is a movement of sap and energy in the plant or in the seed. Depending on these ebb and flow, you should work with either tops or roots. After the new moon, all the juices in the plant begin to rise up, that is, they move from the roots along the stem to the top. By the full moon, the upper part of the plant is saturated with energy - the crown, flower or fruit. Then, as the moon decreases, the juices in the plant begin to move down the stem - to the roots and tubers. By the time the next new moon comes, all the juices are collected in the lower part of the plant, and with the growth of the moon, they again rapidly rush upward.
This is probably why popular wisdom says: "The moon is profitable - set on an inch, the moon is waning - set on the spine." In this part, I trust the lunar astrological calendar. Although I still think that the availability of the necessary moisture, heat, soil composition will be more important for plants. Some plants need light to germinate, others need darkness. A grain planted with the most favorable sign, but with a lack of moisture and heat, simply will not germinate.
For example, for the germination of cabbage, radish, zucchini, tomato and pepper seeds, the soil must contain moisture higher than the field, and for parsley to germinate, the soil must contain less moisture, spinach seeds will germinate only with a low moisture content. And then there are many other conditions for seed germination.
Over the years, I began to understand my plants and often talk to them, I'm sure they understand me too. And I also sow and plant only in a good mood and always say kind words of love and gratitude to my plants.